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Manitoba Provincial Parks Open for 2024 Camping Season

Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt announced today that a number of provincial parks in southern Manitoba are set to welcome campers this weekend, marking the official start of the 2024 camping season.

Schmidt expressed her excitement for the upcoming season, stating, “I know many Manitobans, like me and my family, are eager to head out to the great outdoors to camp at one of our province’s beautiful provincial parks. We encourage all Manitobans to take the opportunity this spring and summer to explore our provincial parks and make lasting memories.”

This season, campers can look forward to several improvements across various provincial campgrounds. These include the redevelopment of the Nutimik Lake Museum in Whiteshell Provincial Park, new playgrounds at Kiche Manitou in Spruce Woods, Winnipeg Beach, White Lake in Whiteshell, and Whitefish Lake. Additionally, water and wastewater treatment system upgrades have been completed at Asessippi, Birds Hill, and Paint Lake provincial parks, and a new washroom and shower facility has been installed at Bakers Narrows Provincial Park.

All other provincial park campgrounds are set to open for the May long weekend. Reservations for campsites, cabins, yurts, and group-use areas can be made through the Parks Reservation Service, either online at www.manitobaparks.com or by calling toll-free at 1-888-482-2267.

Visitors and campers are reminded to check the Manitoba Parks website for advisories before travelling, purchase and print provincial park vehicle permits online before leaving home, check in at campground offices upon arrival to receive camping permits, and be ‘Wildlife Smart’ by maintaining a clean campsite and keeping all pets on a leash. Campfires should be kept in approved pits and campers should check with the campground office for any campfire restrictions.

To prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle, campers are advised not to transport firewood from Winnipeg to areas outside the city. Firewood can be purchased from local retailers at or near most campgrounds to avoid charges and fines.

For more information on provincial parks, visit www.manitobaparks.com.

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